The Howard County Gateway Program is a county-wide alternative educational program for students who need a different and more individualized school environment. The program serves middle and high school students and provides more intensive support and interventions than are available at their comprehensive home schools.
Gateway provides small class sizes with differentiated academic instruction. To support students' social emotional well-being, Gateway provides trauma informed counseling and therapeutic support designed to help students be more successful throughout the school day. In addition, the Gateway Program focuses on post-secondary goals, working with each student on a student support plan for success during and after high school.